ROTH Capital Partners to Host 7th Annual Solar & Storage Symposium at Solar Power International (SPI 19)

ROTH Capital Partners to Host 7th Annual Solar & Storage Symposium at Solar Power International (SPI 19)

ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH),, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that it will host its 7th Annual Solar & Storage Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference and Expo (SPI 19), the largest annual solar conference/expo in the U.S.

Co-located with SPI 19, our symposium will provide an opportunity for solar power industry executives and institutional investors to meet and exchange ideas about trends and issues in solar and storage. Our event will be hosted by Philip Shen, Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech, and Jesse Pichel, Managing Director, Investment Banking, and will include (1) 1x1/small group meetings with ~20 companies; (2) a booth tour, which includes meetings with a variety of distributors, developers, companies, and experts; (3) a keynote luncheon presentation by John Marciano, Partner and Co-Head, Global Project Finance at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, who will provide the latest on tax equity, potential for an ITC extension, trade, and solar; and (4) a "must attend" Oktoberfest industry networking reception.

According to Mr. Pichel, "All systems are a go for melt-up conditions. Over the past year plus, China demand destruction and the resulting collapse of panel prices has spurred demand. Solar is now widely competitive with coal without subsidy around the world, and policy support continues to be constructive. In the U.S., demand pull in ahead of the ITC phase out may supersize growth through 2023."

Mr. Shen stated, "As more and more demand globally becomes unsubsidized, we will look for revenue visibility to increase. This, in our view, will lead to higher earnings quality. As earnings quality improves, we expect multiples to expand. We have been writing about this since Q1 of this year. We believe we are in the early innings of an upside secular theme for the next three to five years. We may still see mini cycles and downturns, but look for the long term trends to be up. Our Solar & Storage Symposium will provide investors the opportunity to test our industry thesis and other hypotheses since much of the solar ecosystem will be available at our event. Key topics to explore include: (1) The global supply/demand balance with a focus on China's 2020 outlook, the U.S., and growth of new unsubsidized markets; (2) U.S. resi solar trends and challenges; (3) Capacity utilization and pricing throughout the value chain; and (4) Trends and challenges for inverters domestically and internationally."

Our event is designed to allow participants to efficiently meet companies throughout the entire solar value chain—polysilicon, wafer, cell, module, inverter, downstream developers, U.S. resi, as well as private companies and industry experts—in one of the most important solar markets in the world.

"This event represents an example of ROTH's consistent leadership in supporting both public and private solar and storage companies from capital transactions and advisory services as well as equity research," said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH. "We are excited to once again support SEIA and co-host this event at SPI."

Since 2012, ROTH has been involved in approximately 100 transactions for its Cleantech & Industrial Growth clients, with total transaction value over $4 billion. (Source: ROTH Capital Partners | 09/3/2019)

ROTH is a founding member of Sustain SoCal (formerly CleanTech OC), a trade association with its roots in cleantech economic growth that accelerates sustainability in Southern California through innovation, collaboration and education, as well as a member of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

ROTH is also hosting an evening Oktoberfest networking event for registered guests and attendees.

The event is for institutional clients of ROTH and is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their ROTH sales representative at (949) 720-5700 or e-mail:

Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Isabel Pain at 949-720-7117 or To learn more or register see

For details about SPI, please visit the event web site at -

Tuesday | September 24, 2019

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:45am - 9:00am

Introduction from ROTH Senior Research Analyst

9:00am - 4:45pm

1-on-1 / Small Group Meetings (45-minutes each)

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Keynote Luncheon with John Marciano, Partner, Co-Head, Global Project Finance of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Oktoberfest Networking Reception (separate RSVP required)

Wednesday | September 25, 2019

9:00am - 5:00pm

Booth Tour at SPI (Separate SPI registration required to participate)


Solar Power International

Salt Palace Convention Center

100 S W Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

7th Annual ROTH Solar & Storage Symposium at SPI

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

215 W S Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Oktoberfest Networking Reception

The Tasting Room

357 W 200 S

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Participating Companies at the time of this release include:

Company Name


Ameresco, Inc.


Canadian Solar Inc.


Daqo New Energy Corp.


Enphase Energy, Inc.


First Solar, Inc.


GameChange Solar LP


Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.


JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.


Longi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd.,


SINOEV Technologies, Inc.


SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.


SunMan Energy


Sunnova Energy International Inc.


SunPower Corporation


Sunrun Inc.


Vivint Solar, Inc.


(As of 09/05/2019- subject to change)

Business Wire is our event sponsor.

About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., ROTH is privately-held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH, please visit

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